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Treating Those Treating Ebola in Liberia

TheNewYorkTimes: A dedicated Ebola field hospital for health workers, is scheduled to open soon outside Monrovia, Liberia. …read more From:: Virtual Biosecurity Center


Engineers develop material for better detectors

MedicalNewsToday: University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal drugs. …read more...


Ebola in Africa: An update

The spread of the virus has slowed in Liberia, but has accelerated in Sierra Leone …read more From:: Virtual Biosecurity Center


PositiveID Signs CRADA with U.S. Special Operations Command

PositiveID Corporation announced today that it has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to further enhance the company’s real-time PCR pathogen detection system, Firefly Dx. PositiveID...


Chagas Disease Emerging as U.S. Public Health Threat

Across a broad swath of the southern United States, residents face a tangible but mostly unrecognized risk of contracting Chagas disease—a stealthy parasitic infection that can lead to severe heart disease and death—according to...


IAEA Launches Gateway for Professional Nuclear Networks

IAEA – The internet has opened new avenues for accessing information, exchanging knowledge and facilitating dialogue worldwide. Quick access to vast pools of knowledge and information through digital communication help foster progress in many...


How to buy non-firefighting PPE

FIRE CHIEF – First-responders often find themselves in situations where they need a level of protection for which their structural firefighting personal protective equipment ensemble is not operationally effective nor cost efficient. The structural...


US to study counters to road-mobile ICBMs

The US Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OUSD AT&L) held a classified Time Critical Targeting industry day at Scitor Corporation, Reston, Virginia, on 5 November, to discuss possible...


DoD Chem-Bio Organizations to Brief Industry at APBI

Team Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) will host the third annual Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry (APBI) on November 19-20, 2014 at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md. The goal of the event is to provide...


BAA – Continuous Collection of Biomarker Samples

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is soliciting research proposals for collection and analysis of biomarkers for human performance monitoring, via a new Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) issued this week. Physiological monitoring efforts...


UGA Wins Gates Foundation Grant to Study Norovirus

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine announced recently that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ralph A. Tripp, a professor of...


Improved Mouse Model Will Accelerate Ebola Research

In the war against Ebola one important hurdle has just been cleared – by a mouse. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues have developed the first genetic strain...


NCT CBRNe USA – Call for Papers

IB Consultancy, in partnership with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), has issued a call for papers to be presented at the Non-Conventional Threat (NCT) CBRNe USA...


Image (Video) of the Day: Zombie Modeling!

For those Geographical Information Science (GIS) and Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) wonks out there, you might appreciate Dr. Andrew Crooks’ simple agent-based model of zombie attack. Dr. Crooks, an Assistant Professor in the Department of...


DTRA Issues Ebola Broad Agency Announcement

GLOBAL BIODEFENSE – The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) has issued a new funding mechanism for advancing Ebola countermeasures during FY2015-2016. The primary objective of the Broad Agency...

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